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Diary 1978, 1978

MS. 12864/22

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Subjects discussed in this diary include: press coverage of Mary Whitehouse, broadcasting and morality; speaking engagements and interviews; Action to Ban the Sexual Exploitation of Children (ABUSE) and the Protection of Children Bill; Gay News and the appeal against the outcome of the Whitehouse v Lemon blasphemy case; television programmes Credo and Everyman featuring Mary Whitehouse (14 January-19 March); [Ted] Willis' House of Lords Bill to repeal the Blasphemy Act (19 February-7 March) and other proposals to overturn blasphemy laws; sex education; Dennis Potter television series Pennies from Heaven (21-22 March); book I Don't Mind the Sex, It's the Violence by Enid Wistrich (27 March); film Beasts (28 August); Clement Freud's Private Members Bill regarding freedom of information (27 November); the Jeremy Thorpe and Norman Scott affair (29 November); Indecent Displays Bill proposed by Hugh Rossi (22-23 December).


  • 1978


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/22

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom